1Timoteo 6:9-10 Porque los que quieren enriquecerse caen en tentación y lazo, y en muchas codicias necias y dañosas, que hunden a los hombres en destrucción y perdición. Por el amor al dinero es la raíz de todo mal: el cual codiciando algunos, se extraviaron de la fe, y fueron traspasados de muchos dolores.
“We are in love with money, and we worship at the altar of materialism.”
-Jim Bakker en "la prosperidad y el apocalipsis"
JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, has shocked the financial community by reporting a two billion dollar loss on investments made by the bank’s traders.
Officials with the bank blamed “errors, sloppiness and bad judgment” for the losses and stated that it was possible another billion dollars could be lost because of the strategy that has been in place for investors.
The bank’s chief investment office will lose an estimated 800 million dollars in the second quarter of the year even when accounting for gains in other investment areas.
A source close to the bank told the BBC that despite attempts to focus on one trader they could label as “rogue,” the plan was executed by many traders in a big portfolio.
A former Federal Reserve regulator told the BBC Americans should be concerned about such actions because JPMorgan Chase is a bank considered “too big to fail” and would be bailed out by federal tax dollars.